Actor Chetanya Adib, best known for his roles in shows like “Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar” and “Balika Vadhu”, will next be seen playing Jatayu's character in popular mythological show “Siya Ke Ram”.
Jatayu was a vulture in Ramayana who helped Lord Ram and Lakshman in finding Sita and to fight with Ravan.
“This is my mythological debut and I couldn’t have asked for a better role than Jatayu to begin with,” Chetanya said in a statement.
Explaining Jatayu's role in Ramayana, Chetanya said: “All people know is that Jatayu met Ram when Ravan kidnapped Sita but what they don’t know is that Jatayu knew Raja Dashrath and his four sons ever since they were learning the art of dhanurvidya (archery) at Guru Vashisht’s Ashram."
“When they’re in the jungle, he finds Ram, Sita and Lakshman in Panchvati. Jatayu thinks it’s the demons in changed avatar and attacks. Ram and Lakshman fight with him and in the process get to know that Jatayu used to be their father’s friend."
“Jatayu inquires about Dashrath and tells them about his friendship. Jatayu then leaves from there, promising the trio that he shall always help them if need arises and he is always there for them. Later on, as everyone knows he is the one who tells Ram that Sita has been abducted by Ravan.”
“Siya Ke Ram” is a unique representation of Ramayana from Sita's perspective.
Aired on Star Plus, the show features actors Ashish Sharma and Madirakshi as Ram and Sita.